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Porta Leoni is an antique Roman gate. Until now, the original name of the gate remains a mystery, in the Middle Ages they were called Porta San Fermo, and the current name was acquired from the sculptures of lions that adorned the tympanum located next to the tomb.
From the gate there is a road led directly to the forum, and the gate itself was an outpost on the way to Aquileia and Bologna. Recently, during archaeological work under the gate, the remains of a hydraulic system and a pavement, the base of a defensive tower were discovered. According to archaeologists, there were sculptural groups on the upper tier of the structure.
The Porta Leoni gate adjoins a brick wall, which is a fragment of an ancient Roman gate dating back to the 1st century BC
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